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Philip Jerge
10/12/1821 - 12/12/1892
Philip Jerge was born on October 12, 1821 in Bavaria, Germany and died on December 12, 1892 in Lancaster, Erie County, New York. He lived to be 71 years old.

Census1/1/1840 Lancaster NY (Erie County) 18 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Philip Jerge.  Page 420, line 7: Jacob Jorge -one male - (15 thru 19) one male - (20 thru 29), one male - (30 thru 39), one male - (50 thru 59), two males - (Under 5), one female - (Under 5), one female - (5 thru 9), one female - (15 thru 19), one female - (30 thru 39), one female - (40 thru 49) 
Census8/16/1850 Lancaster NY (Erie County) 28 yrs old 
Page 18,#885 -Philip Jierge (age 35), Margeret Jierge (28), Catherine Jierge (1). Philip is a farmer, born in Germany.  
Census6/15/1855 Lancaster , district E.D. 1 NY (Erie County) 33 yrs old 
# 216 -Phillip Gearge (age 33), Margarett Gearge (31), Katharan Gearge (6), Jacob Gearge (4), Casper Gearge (2), Wm Gearge (0). Phillip and Margaret were born in Germany, all children in US. They live in a frame house, valued at $75. 
Census6/1/1865 Lancaster NY (Erie County) 43 yrs old 
page 65, #41 -Philip Jerge (age 46), Margaret Jerge (41), Catharine Jerge (16), Jacob Jerge (14), Casper Jerge (12), Wm Jerge (10), Philip Jerge (8), George Jerge (6), John Jerge (0)Philip and Margaret were born in Germany, all children born in Erie County,NY.Philip and Margaret have only been married once, they have had eight children. Their home is a frame house and it is valued at $100. 
Census7/27/1870 Marilla NY (Erie County) 48 yrs old 
Page 13, #21 - Name: Philip Jerge, Enumeration Date: July 27, 1870, Place: Marilla, Erie, New York, Schedule Type: Agriculture, Value of farmer $ 1500 2 horses, 2 cows, 4 other cattle,1 swine , value of all $ 405 
Census2/16/1892 Marilla NY (Erie County) 70 yrs old 
Page 9 - Phillip Jerge (age 71),Margaret Jerge (age 68),Katie Thiel (age 14), Mary Jerge (age 7). Phillip and Margaret were born in Germany, others in US. All are Citizens. Phillip is a farmer.  
Graveyard/Tombstone12/12/1892 Lancaster NY (Erie County) 71 yrs old 
Name: Philipp Jerge, Birth Date: Oct. 12, 1821, Death Date: Dec. 12, 1892, Cemetery: Saint Marys Cemetery 

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9 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
18 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
23 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
32 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
35 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
38 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
44 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
48 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
56 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
58 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
68 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
7 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
13 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
40 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
41 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
61 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
64 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
9 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
14 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
16 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
19 1840 Oregon Trail is established
21 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
34 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
39 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
41 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
42 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
44 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
47 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
54 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
55 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
12 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Margaretha Merlau
Born about 1825 and died about 1895
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William Jerge
Born somewhere in New York about 1855 and died somewhere in New York on July 26, 1934. He was 79 years old.

He married Catherine Seifest (1861)....
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